The therapist thinks Jacob is also bipolar.
Derick's mother was bipolar. She had a hard life. A hard, hard life.
She was also very hard to deal with.
Ugh. I knew when I married my husband this could happen, but you know, you don't really think it's going to happen.
Now not only am I worried for Jacob, I am worried for the other two. What if they get it too?
Why did our kids get this and not his sister's? She smoked and drank while she was pregnant. I doubt she ate very well. I cut out caffeine, blue cheese, lunch meat, all forms of pain medication and I had nine month long headaches. Why does she get normal kids and we don't? How in the hell is that fricking fair?
My husband interrupted the therapist to say he thought Jacob was like this because my mother and I spoiled him by buying him toys when he was a baby. I wanted to reach in and rip his tongue out.
And OF COURSE we bought him toys! He was our first child, we didn't HAVE ANY!
I guess our next step is to continue the three hours a day through next week. The following Monday we meet with the psychiatrist to adjust his medications…..lower the ADD meds, add mood stabilizers and antidepressants. If he refuses, he will be hospitalized in psychiatric hospital for a week to regulate the new medicines.
And THEN our summer will be over.